Learn about the Permian Mass Extinction. The Permian Mass Extinction killed 95% of life on Earth due to a 10 degree increase in global temperature.
Students explore cladistics through the process of organizing living things by common ancestry and evolutionary relationships. Students will gain a better understanding of diversity of life and evolutionary history.
Reviews patterns of biological evolution during the Paleozoic Era.
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Students will compare optimal characteristics for long-term survival with optimal characteristics for survival of a mass extinction by looking at data from the past; students will use this background research to analyze the possibility of a modern day mass extinction.
The Permian mass extinction was the biggest in Earth history. Scientists do not know what caused it but there are several possibilities.
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